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ISBN/ASIN : 0849913950
Manufacturer : W Publishing Group|
Release data : 08 October, 1996
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I recommend that all Christians read this book
In this thought-provoking book, author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias looks at the culture of the modern West, and sees it locked in a crisis that is already producing evil before our eyes. The first part of the book looks at the rise of three interlocking principles: 1) militant secularism, 2) moral relativism-based multiculturalism, and 3) the privatization of religion (demanding a separation of religion from public life). With piercing analysis, Dr. Zacharias examines the heart of the West's problems (mainly the United State's problems), how we got to where we are, and what it means.
This book is definitely one to give you much food for thought. Indeed, some of his statements seem prescient in light of the recent flaps over gay marriage and the Passion movie. I would recommend that all Christians read this book. By the way, when you finish the last chapter of the book, keep reading, the two appendices on the Bible and truth are fascinating and should not be skipped.
Blisters on your brain?
Having read the book and watched the video series, I heartily recommend both. Great for small group study!
Ravi has a way of reducing complex reasoning into manageable bites that help the reader/listener grasp the core teaching.
In the video series, Ravi quotes one lady who listened to his teaching as saying she had "blisters on her brain." For those not accustomed to thinking, some passages do require "chewing" but they can be grasped with diligent, prayerful study.
Ravi keeps a good balance overall: "candy" to attract those who are just beginning to consider the possibility of rational arguments for faith in our image driven culture; "milk" for those who are taking their first steps in learning the Christian apologetic, and "meat" for those who are well on their way.
All of Ravi's books are welcome addition to any serious Bible student's library and this is no exception. It is worth revisiting again and again.
Mr. Zacharias clearly shows the problems of post-modernism.
In this book, Ravi Zacharias clearly unfolds the problems post-modernism has with the concept of evil. In an age of increased intellectualism man not only has not only illustrated his inability to create utopia but has in fact come to the brink of self-destruction. Mr. Zacharias traces this to the extinction of known truth which no society can live without. Well thought-out and well written, I recommend this book to any thinker: religious, agnostic, or other.